There are a few different ways that you can open the Event Viewer in Vista. You can find it in the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel or off the Start Menu. If you frequently access the console you may want to create a shortcut to the Event Viewer on your desktop, making it a little more accessible.
To do this, right click an empty area on your desktop, point to New, and click Shortcut. When the Create Shortcut Wizard appears, type in the following path:
Click Next. Type in a name for the shortcut and click Finish.
Now when you need to launch Event Viewer, simply double click the icon on your desktop.
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